Blemish News - September 2011
September 20, 2011
The official program for this year's National Young Writers Festival has been released.
The National Young Writers' Festival (NYWF) is the country's largest gathering of young and innovative writers working in both new and traditional forms including zines, comics, blogging, screenwriting, poetry, spoken word, hip hop music, journalism, autobiography, comedy, songwriting and prose.
Details of the events Blemish Books will be taking part in are below:
Friday 30 September
There is no one avenue for getting your work in print. That being said, our panel can show you a couple of well trodden paths as well as some tips and tricks from industry professionals.
Facilitator: Geoff Lemon
Artists: Ronnie Scott & Voiceworks & Greg Gould (Blemish Books) & Steven Finch
Small Press: Status Update
Monday 3 October
Printing options? Funding structure? Every small press is different and we want to know how. If you don't work for a small press, here's your chance to find out what the deal is. And if you do, NYWF is here to give you a cuddle and a big cup of milo.
Artists: Greg Gould (Blemish Books) …and everyone else (including you!)
Blemish Books will also be taking part in the Sunday Fair/Zine Fair. The fair will be held in the NCC King St Carpark (the big concrete structure in the heart of Newcastle) and is a great space with lots of room to chat, trade ideas and just take in the atmosphere of passionate people who love what they do!
The National Young Writers Festival kicks off in Newcastle on 29 September and goes right through to 3 October.
We hope to see you there!
For more information go to: http://youngwritersfestival.org/home/
September 19, 2011
Blemish Books' first novella, Fall On Me by Nigel Featherstone, was officially launched by Ms Robyn Archer AO on 15 September 2011.
Blemish Books would like to thank everyone that came on the night and partook in the festivities. We would especially like to thank Robyn for her fantastic launch speech and Electric Shadows Bookshop for being such wonderful hosts for the evening. A great night was had by all.
Check out some pics from the night below.
To purchase a copy of Fall On Me go to our online store.
To read Nigel's latest blog entry about Fall On Me click here.
September 19, 2011
Issue Two of our Triptych Poets series is just around the corner. As per the Triptych vision, Issue Two is a beautiful collection of three suites of poems by three Australian poets that highlight the contrasting and often complementary nature of contemporary Australian poetry.
From the dialectic travels of Stuart Cooke to the fresh, cosmopolitan brashness of Brownen Manager to the confronting experimental poetic play of Ouyang Yu, Issue Two traverses a vast space of poetic styles and imagery, each as vivid as the next.
For a taste of the poetry on offer in Issue Two download some sample poems here.